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Montie 3 Back In Court

The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday ordered the consolidation of the three separate suits challenging the constitutionality of former President Dramani Mahama granting amnesty to the Montie 3 – radio panelists – Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Salifu Maase aka Mugabe. In the view of the seven-member panel of judges presided over by Justice Sophia Adinyira, the issues raised in …

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U/W: Residents demand gifts before donating blood

The absence of material inducement is preventing people in the Upper West region from donating blood to the regional blood bank and this is causing an acute shortage of blood at the facility. The facility in the past few years had seen a drop in the number of persons who voluntarily donate to it and this may in the not …

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Bribe in Parliament: C’tee starts hearing today…proceedings to be telecast live

The five-member Parliamentary Committee chaired by Joe Ghartey, Minister for Railway Development, will start its investigations into the allegation made by Bawku Central MP Mahama Ayariga against Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko and the leadership of the Appointments Committee, today, Wednesday February 15. The Committee is to establish whether the 1st Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei Owusu indeed took some …

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Police officer attacked at Flagstaff House

Heavily built civilians believed to be members of the ‘Invisible Forces’ of the ruling New Patriotic Party have been captured in a video attacking a policeman at the seat of government – the Flagstaff House. Sources say the assault took place on January 9 – the first day President Akufo-Addo reported to work. The video which has gone viral on …

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Fuel shortage imminent – IES

The Institute for Energy Security (IES) has warned of an impending shortage of petroleum products in the coming weeks. This is due to the shutdown of the Tema Oil Refinery and the congestion at the ports which has compelled many oil companies to postpone their imports. A statement released on Tuesday, February 14 by Richmond Rockson, Principal Research Analyst at …

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Chaos at KTI: 20 students hospitalised after clash with Police

Over twenty students of the Kumasi Technical Institute (KTI) have been hospitalized after a standoff with some police officers Tuesday night. The officers were called in to ward off jubilant students who were said to have blocked portions of the Amakom-WAEC road. The students were returning from the Baba Yara sports stadium after success in the Inter schools competition in …

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Chocolate sales surge over Valentine Day celebration

Chocolates are one of few special supplies that are popular on Valentine Day. Despite Ghana being a producer of chocolate, it faces competition from imported chocolates which have taken over the retail chocolate industry. Citi Business News has been finding out how well Ghanaian chocolates are faring on the shelves of shops especially on this day where its demand is …

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8 Perish In Gory Crash

Eight people, including a four-year-old boy, met their untimely death in a gory accident that occurred at Ewusiejoe on the Agona Nkwanta-Takoradi road in the Western Region on Saturday. It involved a Toyota Hiace mini bus with registration number WR 1955-09 and a Nissan Urvan mini bus with the number CR 894-15. The Nissan mini bus was traveling from Takoradi …

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Lawyers Beg CJ For Wigs

THE ASHANTI Regional branch of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has appealed to Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood to immediately restore the wearing of wigs by judges and lawyers during court sittings. According to the lawyers, the wearing of wigs in court offered them some level of protection as the wigs helped to disguise their faces, thereby, preventing criminals who …

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